EW Reviews Eclipse Soundtrack & Gives it a B+

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At this point, even the most entrenched haters of Twilight's vampire-sparkle voodoo concede the soundtracks' indie-rock bona fides —
though they might wish the music came shrouded in a plain brown wrapper.

Like last October's New Moon collection, Eclipse operates as a sort of alt-party primer: original songs from the genre's current
varsity squad, with a smattering of JV newbies. Pomp-rockers Muse,
practically the movies' musical mascots by now, provide the requisite
dose of Queen-meets-Rush grandiosity on ''Neutron Star Collision (Love
Is Forever),'' while Jack White side project the Dead Weather revel in
swampy blooze-ooze on ''Rolling in on a Burning Tire.'' Vampire Weekend,
stripped of their habitual Afro-pop swaddling, work the
harpsichord-tinged twee of ''Jonathan Low'' into a pleasingly woolly
tangle, though Australian chanteuse Sia's ''My Love'' does more with
much less — her fragile ballad is so ethereal and otherworldly, it
should be sung in Elvish. U.K. indie-pop outfit Fanfarlo's rickety
''Atlas'' sounds like Talking Heads on a dirt-road detour; Beck and
British songstress Bat for Lashes trade haunting echo-chamber 
vocals on
the percussion-heavy duet ''Let's Get Lost''; and on the heady ''Heavy
in Your Arms,'' Florence + the Machine make like Siouxsie Sioux leading a
tribal marching band into battle. L.A. unknowns Eastern Conference
Champions co-opt Radiohead's dense existential dread, Band of Horses
conjure up another beardy folk ramble, and this summer's palest citizens
get a pretty solid ready-made mixtape. B+

Download These:
Beck and Bat for Lashes' dark duet Let's Get Lost
Sia's symphonic stunner My Love


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Comment by Kimberley Cullen on May 27, 2010 at 10:53am
I waiting for the Eclipse to come out first then get they sound track, I like hearing the songs in the movie first, the New Moon soundtrack has grown on my a little bit, I like about 6 songs....
Comment by MR Hale xx on May 27, 2010 at 12:04pm
kwl and awsome can't wait for the movie and the album xx :)


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